I'm wondering if it's not 20th Century Fox's fault, and not technically MGM's. They're the ones that handle the transfers/encoding (and distribution) for MGM now. It wouldn't be the first time they've screwed up an MGM release. Remember Ski School? It was labelled to have both a Widescreen and Fullscreen version on the DVD, but only had the Fullscreen. Maybe not, but it's worth considering.